Make your own deckchair sling

How to make a Deckchair Sling

In the July Issue 5 of Simply Sewing Magazine they have wonderful step by step sewing tutorials on how to make ‘Alfresco Accessories’ all made with The Stripes Company’ striped fabrics.

The excellent instructions show you step by step how to make:

  • A deckchair sling with headrest attachment for a deckchair with a sling that has a casing stitched into the top, into which a pole is threaded
  • A windbreak with pocket
  • A duffle bag
  • A picnic throw/beach mat edged in striped fabric
  • A garden cushion 50x50x10cm

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Red White and Blue Striped Fabrics – Patriotic Colours

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Red white and blue striped fabric – Boxing Stripe
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Red, royal blue and white stripe fabric – Poker Stripe

 Feeling patriotic – our red white and blue striped fabrics should get you in the mood! 150cm wide interior striped fabrics are perfectly suited for upholstery, making curtains, roman blinds and soft furnishings. These patriotic, bold, beautiful stripe fabrics are made from 100% yarn dyed cotton.

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striped fabrics blue off white Navy blue & off white striped fabric for making Roman Blinds

Green Fabric

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note. (Edward Lear: publ.1871)

Green should always be the one of the first colours to consider when choosing fabric for that redecoration project, upholstery hobby or for those new curtains you must have to spruce up the living room. This highly underrated colour is having somewhat of a renaissance. From a psychological standpoint green is the colour of growth, the colour of Spring, of renewal and rebirth and as such can have a powerful effect on the psyche. Green is a little bit of a multi-layered colour for instance a deep green can evoke thoughts of power and wisdom while a lighter green can evoke thoughts of freshness, spring and general happiness.

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Lush green garden with Sun Umbrellas & Bunting

Now we might not have any pea-green boats available (striped or otherwise!) but The Stripes company does have a delectable selection of green fabrics plain or striped for use around your home. There are green fabrics for the outside, from deckchairs to sun shelters, green fabric for the inside such as Green and White Gingham tablecloths or roman blinds, green curtain fabric and for the technologically inclined out there we even have green ipad/kindle covers!

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Fifty Shades of green! so what would you use this fabric for?

Home: Is where the heart (or hearth for some!) and as such is the most obvious place in which we look to impart a little of our personality. Fabrics are a simple way to bring a splash of colour or renew old accessories like cushions, curtaines or maybe create a simple wall hanging with some fabric in a frame or stretched across a canvas.

There’s nothing quite like fashioning something new yourself. The Stripes Company Oilcloth Fabric can be used to create aprons, table mats or many other options as this water resistant, wipeable material is durable as well as versatile.

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Beach: You don’t have to be a lifeguard to make a statement on the beach. From our beach collection we have everything from Beach mats to Tote bags to Espadrilles. You could easily add to your beach accessory set using green fabric from us (plain or striped) to create picnic basket covers for example.

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The Stripes company beach bag- green striped

 

Garden: Now for the green-fingered among you your garden is usually a sanctuary of lush greenery, an oasis of calm and then the daydream ends and its back to the reality of pulling weeds, mowing and planting! Its all worth it though when the sun starts shining and you are reclining in your majestic green fabric hammock or deckchair under your sun shelter sipping what else but a Mojito!

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Tug O War green fabric hammock

 

What could be more cool than sprucing up your home with the stylish sophisticated feel that green fabric accessories can bring. Throughout the various collections on the Stripes Company site http://www.thestripescompany.com green fabric inspirations can be found, it is simply up to you to decide how you  too can enjoy the pure stylishness this grand colour style adds to a home.

There is a multitude of interesting home or outdoor ideas that can be explored using green fabrics. Have fun crafting!

Directors Chair Replacement Canvas

One of our lovely customers told us:

Big thanks for convincing me that the 45cm width deckchair fabric would do the job as directors chair replacement canvas …. It was perfect and very easy to copy pattern from original directors chair covers.

Am thrilled with my handiwork and we’ve had these directors chairs for 19 years….can’t believe I haven’t done this before now!!

Promised I’d send photo of finished directors chairs……this is Elmo proudly displaying the newly covered directors chair in it’s glory.

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Jan C

If you don’t want to do it yourself like Jan we can make replacement directors chair covers for you !

Deckchair Fabric

deckchair canvas fabricsThe Stripes Company formerly known as Deckchairstripes is famous for bold beautiful striped deckchair fabric for recovering deckchairs and directors chairs.

deckchair fabric striped new weaveWe have a whole range of  Deckchair canvas fabric for you to choose from: traditional stripe deckchair fabric, vintage deckchair fabric, plain colour deckchair fabric in 45cm and 90cm for wideboys to bright vibrant striped deckchair fabric.

You will need 1.5m of deckchair fabric to recover a standard deckchair and approximately 20 – 25 upholstery nails to tack it on with.

Choosing the right sort of deckchair fabric can really change the look of  your garden furniture or alternatively you can revitalise your old deckchairs !

For traditional beachfront vintage style or if you want your favourite deck chair to show your love of colourful designs, you’ve come to the right place. The Stripes Company offers the biggest collection of deckchair fabrics in the UK from our New Weave Deckchair fabrics to our Vintage Deckchair fabrics we have something for everyone.

All of our deckchair canvas is 100% yarn dyed woven cotton but we also have 100% synthetic polyethelene in our budget deckchair canvas range, the standard width is 45cm but we also stock up to 94cm for wideboy double deckchairs.

If your existing deckchairs are in need or a revamp and some tlc or you  fancy a stylish update to your directors chairs then The Stripes Company is where you can source your new deckchair fabric and enjoy the sitting in the sun to enjoy your garden or the beach in comfort and style.

 

Stripes Make Happy Customers

On February 4th 2015 – Deckchair with Sprinting Stripe Deckchair Sling  Sue wrote

My deckchair arrived on Monday. I think it is the most sturdy & colourful deckchair I have ever seen!
Absolutely thrilled! I am working in my garden studio on a stained glass project. This is where the deckchair will live so that I can take a rest & plan my next creative move.
Thank you, Best wishes

On January 31st 2015 – 150cm Striped Cotton Fabric for Blinds, Curtains, Soft Furnishings – Wakeboarding Stripe  Bryony C wrote

Hi, I simply wanted to contact you to say thank you for your great service, I ordered fabric online yesterday morning and was delighted to receive it this morning at 9.30 am, less than 24 hours later.
I love the colours and can’t wait to get sewing.
Many thanks

On January 26th 2015  – 4 sets of Replacement Directors Chair Covers Susan E wrote

My order has just arrived. Thank you for the speed and the quality. Really pleased.

The Stripes Collection…NEW Collaboration

The Stripes Collection…An exciting, fresh and stripey new collaboration between Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company – the Striped Fabric specialist – and Decorshade – the quality blind and window dressing company.

It’s an interior designer’s dream…

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The Stripes Collection – new & exclusive

Decorshade, a Charles Bell Group Company, supplying quality blinds and related accessories in England. Local to the North West, based in Manchester, Decorshade offer you bespoke blinds and window dressings using Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company striped interior fabrics.

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Beautifully fitted and made to measure. Choose your fabric, choice of a roman blind, roller blind or other window dressing, The Stripes Company fabric and any trim / bobbles should you wish.

What’s not to love with this multi stripe pink, blue, cream, green, orange stripe blind using The Stripes Company 100% Cotton Striped Fabric in ‘Baseball’ to create a perfect finish Roller Blind…

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Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company enquiries to:
01244 336387

Decorshade enquiries to: 0161 793 6794

Upholstery DIY Design

Sophie Robinson – the Grand Interior Design Challenge Judge and Award Winning Interior Stylist for leading Home Magazines – has featured The Stripes Company aka Deckchairstripes signature stripes when re-upholstering these beautiful chairs in her Home DIY Design Project.

We feel honoured Sophie has chosen our striped fabric for this project!

Patchwork Upholstery - Deckchairstripes Gliding and Kayaking Striped Fabric
Patchwork Upholstery – Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company Gliding and Kayaking Striped Fabric

Deckchairstripes interior striped fabric finishes off these patchwork material piped edged Armchair and Chair with the helping hands of Brighton Upholstery. Simply stunning and unique pieces of furniture!

Above Sophie uses a multicolour striped fabric of stripes in green, black, blue and orange (named Gliding) along with a brown, red, purple, orange, burgundy and pink striped fabric material named Kayaking.

Recovered upcycled chair featuring Deckchairstripes Dressage and Basketball Striped Fabric
Recovered upcycled chair featuring Dressage and Basketball Striped Fabric

Striped fabrics can be vibrant or more muted. Above Sophie has used a more vibrant stripe on the bottom edges of the chair in cream, red, turquoise, green and orange striped material (named Basketball) along with a more muted fabric on the back of the chair in pink, green, beige, green, turquoise stripes named Dressage.

These statement stripes complement the traditional floral bird design fabric. The end result – a timeless upcycled recover!

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Upholstered chairs with beautiful piped edging and Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company Striped Fabric

The Stripes Company 100% Cotton Interior Striped Material is perfect for upholstering furniture, chairs, bed head backboards, cushion covers or pretty much anything! Natural Yarn Dyed Cotton Fabrics in unique stripe designs make it beautiful fabric to work with for any sewing bee, upholsterer or seamstress.

See the full collection of over 70 fabrics to choose from at http://www.thestripescompany.com/shop/Interior-Striped-Fabrics-150cm

Versatile Striped Fabrics…Wedding time!

The Stripes Company Interior Striped Fabric really is this versatile! Not just for home interior design…a happy dancing customer makes a Summer Wedding fashion statement by using Deckchairstripes striped cotton material for tailored clothing!

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Father of the Groom in his custom-made waistcoat in Deckchairstripes ‘Fastnet’ striped fabric

The occasion? A Seaside themed Wedding in Brighton, Sussex right on the Sea front – a dream come true for Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company!

Men within the Grooms Party were dressed in waistcoats and naturally the Father of the Groom wanted to stand out! Deckchairstripes think he did a spectacular job, totally within the seaside theme in ‘Fastnet’ a Turquoise, Pink, Yellow and green stripe cotton fabric.

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Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company Fabric Retail Outlet Near Waverton, Chester, Cheshire CH3 7PD

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The Stripe Fabric Specialists at their
Retail Outlet Shop Store near Chester, Cheshire
(Waverton Business Park) provided advice
and assistance for the purchase of this
beautiful striped fabric. Making the journey
meant this customer could benefit from
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Fabric Rolls: Hurdling Grey & White Stripe – Hunting Red, Pink, Orange, Green, Black & White Stripe – Table Tennis Green & White Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 100% Natural Yarn Dyed Cotton.
  • 150cm width, in as many metres as you require.
  • Selection of over 70 beautiful striped fabrics to choose from.
  • Suitable for Blinds, Curtains, Upholstery, Recovering Seats, Cushions, Bed Linen, Craft Projects, Fashion Design, Clothing… & much much more!
  • Order 5 x FREE swatches / samples of any striped material prior to purchasing.
  • Call our fabric and product specialists on (00) +44 1244 336387 to discuss any of your queries.